Raising a Secession pole in Petersburg--
Petersburg, Dec. 23.
--A Secession pole, 100 feet high, with a Palmetto flag, was hoisted in one of the most prominent streets in this city yesterday morning, amid vociferous cheers from a large crowd.
The pole was sawed down this morning just before dawn of day by some unknown party, and the flag carried off. Great excitement prevails, and a collision is feared.
's tobacco factory, and several buildings adjoining, were destroyed by fire this afternoon.
Loss $30,000; partially insured.